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How Much is the Visit to the Statue of Liberty

Preparing your visit to the most famous Statue in the world? Take note of the budget you will need depending on the tour or type of ticket you choose, there are options for all budgets!

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

6 min read

How Much is the Visit to the Statue of Liberty

Panoramic view of the Statue with Manhattan in the background | ©Pierre Blache

Have you always dreamed of seeing the Statue of Liberty someday? If you are planning a trip to New York, that wish is on its way to becoming a reality. However, to visit this monument you will need to get your Statue of Liberty tickets several months in advance because they sell out quickly.

Buthow much budget do you need to visit the Statue of Liberty? Can you use a tourist card to see it? What is the price of guided tours? Let's find out the prices of tickets to the Statue of Liberty!

1. How much do tickets to the Statue of Liberty cost?

The Crown of the Statue of Liberty| ©Jeff Burak
The Crown of the Statue of Liberty| ©Jeff Burak

The Statue of Liberty is an icon in the United States and one of the most popular tourist attractions in New York. From 20 € you can find individual tickets to visit it (in this case you will have to pay for the ferry on your own).

Depending on factors such as the areas of the Statue of Liberty you want to visit (you can choose between entrance to the Statue Pedestal vs. entrance to the Crown and Statue Pedestal) or whether you would like to go there on your own or with a guided tour, the price may vary:

Tickets including the visit to the Statue Pedestal and the Statue Crown have different prices (from about 20 Euros for the Pedestal and from about 23 Euros for the Crown).

However, the price is worth it because you will have the opportunity to see the monument from the inside, something unique that not many people are lucky enough to know, since few tickets are put on sale and the demand is very high. If you get them, it will be one of the coolest memories of your trip to New York!

Statue of Liberty tickets

2. Visiting the Statue of Liberty with a guided tour

The ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets
The ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets

For example, in Hellotickets you can join from 50 € to one of the guided tours to the Statue of Liberty that include the service of a guide, the ferry to Liberty Island, access to the Pedestal of the statue and tickets to Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum.

Doing a guided tour to the Statue of Liberty is a possibility that I advise you to consider if this monument is among the must-see of your trip to New York, as you will get the most out of this experience.

With the help of a tour guide you will learn in detail the history and the best anecdotes of the Statue of Liberty and you will enjoy both the recreational and educational side of this excursion. Going with an audio guide who only recites facts is boring, but the guides know how to make the experience close, entertaining and unforgettable.

In addition, by taking a guided tour of the Statue of Liberty you will not have to worry about the organization of the visit, nor the transportation or the lines at the ticket office. Being already planned in advance, everything is comfortable and you can dedicate your time to other more fun things.

What is included in the Statue of Liberty guided tour?

  • Ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island
  • Entrance to the Statue of Liberty and her Pedestal
  • Admission to the Statue of Liberty Museum
  • Ellis Island Immigration Museum entrance fee
  • Certified New York City Expert Guide

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3. Statue of Liberty ticket prices at the Statue of Liberty box office

Sunset on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets
Sunset on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty| ©Hellotickets

If you are not a fan of guided tours and when it comes to sightseeing you prefer to go on your own, you will still need to get tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty either at the ticket booths at Battery Park or Liberty State Park or online at sites like Hellotickets or Statue Cruises.

General admission ticket price breakdown at the box office

  • Adults from $22
  • Seniors (62+) from $16
  • Children (4-12 years old) from $10
  • Children under 4 years old: Free

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most visited monuments in New York and tickets for sale are limited (especially for the Pedestal and Crown) so they sell out quickly.

My advice is to buy them well in advance and do it online, as the ticket offices are usually crowded with people waiting in line.

If you are not prepared to get up early and show up at the ticket office early to try to get tickets for the same day, it is not worth standing there for so long as you will most likely leave empty handed. It is more practical to do it from your computer in the comfort of your own home.

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4. Is there free admission to the Statue of Liberty and are there reduced rates to save on the visit?

Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty| ©Patrick T Klindt
Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty| ©Patrick T Klindt

Only children under 4 years old can visit the Statue of Liberty for free. All other visitors must purchase a ticket although there are reduced rates for certain age groups such as adults over 62**(from $16**) or children from 4 to 12**(from $10**) for the "General Admission" ticket.

Reduced rates are also available for the same age groups for tickets that include a visit to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal and Crown. Seniors can get tickets to the Pedestal and Crown starting at $18 while children can get them starting at $12.

With the reduced rates available to visit the Statue of Liberty you will be able to save a little bit on your budget and put that money towards other activities or sightseeing in New York with your family during your stay, which is always a good thing!

5. Can I enter the Statue of Liberty with the New York Pass or other city tourist cards?

Statue of Liberty Tourist Card New York Pass| ©Viaggio Routard
Statue of Liberty Tourist Card New York Pass| ©Viaggio Routard

It is possible to see the Statue of Liberty in the distance from the Staten Island ferry for free, but if you want to disembark at Liberty Island to see it up close, you need to buy a ticket or have one of the New York tourist cards that include this attraction.

With most of the tourist passes is included the General Admission to the Statue of Liberty, that is, the general or basic ticket that only gives access to the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and the Immigration Museum.

However, with the New York tourist cards you cannot go to the Crown or the Pedestal of the Statue of Liberty unfortunately.

In case you want to see the monument from the inside you will have to book separately the full ticket on Statue Cruises, since you can not use the tourist pass to see the Statue of Liberty and pay a supplement to access the Pedestal or the Crown at the ticket offices of Battery Park or Liberty State Park.

How do I use the tourist card to see the Statue of Liberty?

It's easy! You don't need to book a time to visit the Statue of Liberty using one of these city tourist passes but you will have to go to the Castle Clinton ticket office in Battery Park (there is a specific fast lane to present it) and exchange it for a ticket to board the ferry and go on the tour. This step is essential, because if you skip it and do not exchange the tourist card you will not be allowed to board the ferry.

Which tourist cards include the Statue of Liberty?

  • New York Pass
  • Starting at 100 ¤.
  • Admission to the Statue of Liberty
  • Access to more than 100 attractions
  • Book by days
  • Book now
  • New York CityPass
  • Starting at 116 €.
  • Statue of Liberty admission
  • Access to 6 tourist attractions
  • To be used in up to 9 days
  • Book now
  • New York Sightseeing Pass
  • Starting at 122 €.
  • Statue of Liberty ticket
  • Access to 100 attractions
  • Book by days
  • Book now